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14 April 2014

Dart River (Te Horo) landslide complex in New Zealand

The Dart River landslide in New Zealand is an unusual case of a complex landslide that has generated valley-blocking debris flows. A new GNS Science report provides the details.

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2 April 2014

The Oso (Steelhead) landslide in Washington State – could it have been foreseen?

There has been some speculation as to whether the Oso (Steelhead) landslide in Washington could, and should, have been foreseen. The answer is yes!

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28 March 2014

The Oso (Steelhead) landslide: mechanisms of movement and the challenges of recovering the victims

Seismic data indicates that the Oso (Steelhead) landslide was a two phase movement event. Sadly attention is now focused on the recovery of the remains of the victims rather than on a rescue operation

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25 March 2014

The Steelhead landslide in Oso, Washington State

More detail is now emerging of the landslide near to Oso in Washington State, USA on Saturday. The landslip was a reactivation of the Steelhead landslide

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24 March 2014

Oso landslip: useful resources and the rising human cost

As the toll from the Oso landslip rises, this post provides some useful resources from a variety of blogs

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23 March 2014

Oso landslide in Washington State: three people killed and the river is blocked

A large landslide near Oso in Washington State, USA, yesterday has killed 3 people and left at least 5 seriously injured.

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20 March 2014

Dawlish: inducing landslide failure using firehoses

At Dawlish in SW England Network Rail are trying to mitigate a landslide by inducing failure using fire hoses

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17 March 2014

Mount Haast: A GNS report on the 2013 rock avalanche (which is also known as the Mount Dixon rock avalanche)

GNS Science in New Zealand have made available online a report into the January 2013 rock avalanche on Mount Haast / Mount Dixon

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13 March 2014

The Mount La Perouse landslide: new images

Marten Geertsema has kindly made a set of images of the Mount La Perouse landslide available. These were collected during a field visit last week.

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25 February 2014

Mount La Perouse rock avalanche: more images

Satellite images and additional photographs are now available of the Mount La Perouse rock avalanche. This is a big landslide – runout distance is >7 km

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22 February 2014

Mount La Perouse: Sunday’s rock avalanche in Alaska has been found

Helicopter pilot Drake Olson has found the rock avalanche that occurred in Alaska on Sunday. It is on the flank of Mount La Perouse.

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20 February 2014

Breaking news: a very large landslide in Alaska on Sunday

Using seismic data, Colin Stark and colleagues have detected a new, very large landslide in Alaska on Sunday. At about 68 million tonnes, this may have been the largest natural landslide since 2010

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19 February 2014

Jupille 1961: an extraordinary fly ash landslide

The 1961 fly ash landslide at Jupille in Belgium killed 11 people. A new paper resurrects the idea that air fluidization may have been the key mechanism

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13 February 2014

Xinjiang: Landslides from the M=6.9 earthquake in NW China yesterday

On 12 February 2014 a Mw=6.9 earthquake struck Xinjiang in China. Images are emerging of some of the landslides that it triggered.

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10 February 2014

Three interesting new videos – a slow avalanche, a coastal rockslide and a quarry slide

Three new videos have been brought to my attention – one showing a slow avalanches in Italy and two rockslides, one on the coast and one in a quarry

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30 January 2014

Nord-Statland: A landslide-induced tsunami on Wednesday that caused serious damage

On Wednesday a highly localised tsunami struck the village of Nord-Statland in Norway, causing enormous damage. The cause was probably a submarine landslide.

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19 January 2014

Torrential rain in Italy and France, especially in Liguria, causes landslides

Heavy rainfall in the last few days has triggered landslides in the Liguria region of Italy

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13 January 2014

The Dart Valley landslide in New Zealand

Over the last two weeks, a landslide in the Dart Valley of New Zealand has created a lake over 3 km long, although a major breach event is not expected

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10 January 2014

Abaetetuba landslide: more information and photographs

More information and images are now available about the Abaetetuba landslide in Brazil

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2 January 2014

2013 landslides – the five most important events of the year

A personal review of the five most important landslides of 2013, including Kedarnath (India), Bingham Canyon (USA), Gyama (Tibet), La Pintada (Mexico) and Izu-Oshima (Japan)

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